PHOTOS: PHL Navy showcases missile attack crafts

The Philippine Navy showcased it Multi-Purpose Attack Crafts (MPACs) installed with missile launcher system (MLS) to former Philippine Navy top officials on August 13.

The event was held at Commodore Divino Pier, Headquarters Philippine Navy, Roxas Blvd., Manila. Current Flag Officer-in-Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad was also present.

Three Mark III MPACs are installed with Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd. Typhoon MLS-ER multi-purpose naval missile system.

“The system includes Spike-ER missiles, launchers, an Electro Optical director and a fire control system. The light-weight, stabilized system can be installed on a variety of platforms, ranging from Rigid Hull Inflated Boats (RHIBs) to larger boats and ships. Spike ER is an electro-optically guided multipurpose missile for ranges of up to 8 km with pinpoint accuracy,” Rafael said.

“Typhoon MLS-ER features day and night operation and includes Fire-and-Forget, as well as Fire-and-Observe and Update modes of operation. This enables the gunner to switch between targets after launch, avoid friendly fire, conduct surveillance/damage assessment and attack hidden targets. Additionally, the Typhoon MLS-ER features a Fire and Steer mode, in which the gunner can launch the missile without pre-locking onto the target and manually steer it to the target,” it added.